Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Horne Lake, December 15, 2014

Commentary and photos by Donna C.
What was almost a rain day turned out to be a GREAT  day for 9 hikers led by Donna to chance it and hike from the arena around Horne Lake to the island for a light snack and back, with the weather on our side.  No snow in a lot of places along the way, water flowing, hard to believe it is mid December. You can see "spots" in some of the pictures from the mist on my camera lens.  PHOTOS

Monday, December 15, 2014

***** Wild at Heart Refuge Centre *****

Jim Johnston has Wild at Heart Refuge Centre calendars for sale. If you're interested in supporting this cause, you may contact Jim via email at jimajohnston@sympatico.ca    Calendars are $20 each. 

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Westner Lake and Route 66

Photos by Astrid T.
Freshly fallen snow made for a wonderful Winter Wonderland hike today as Astrid led a group of ten hikers around Westner Lake and along Route 66.  The sun peaked out once or twice and the temperature was a balmy -2C.  Total distance covered was about 8 kms.  PHOTOS

Rye Lake, December 8, 2014

Commentary and photos by Donna C.
It was a great hike into Rye Lake ( off Stanrock Road) for 14 hikers led by Donna.  Lots of otter sliding tracks, small critters ( we think mice) left their imprints on the little snow we had.  A nice lunch on the shore of Rye Lake was enjoyed by everyone.  PHOTOS

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

***** Reminders *****

Hike Leader's meeting, today, 2:30 pm, at the Clubhouse.

For those attending our annual Christmas Party on Thursday, please bring a non-perishable food item so that we may continue our food bank donation!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Snowshoe Trail, November 22, 2014 - Dumbell Lake, November 29, 2014

Snowshoe Trail, photos by Janet C.   CLICK HERE
Dumbell Lake, photos by Gayle R.  CLICK HERE

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

***** Volunteers Needed *****

Volunteers Needed for the Food Bank at the Rio Den Arena on Dieppe Ave.
Dec 6 from 10 am until 1:00 pm
Dec 13 from 9 am until 11:00 am
Betty Trakas from the EL Food Bank encourages volunteers to just show up at the Rio Den Arena on those days and times. The help would be much appreciated

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

***** Snowshoes *****

Anyone wishing to borrow snowshoes from the club may do so by contacting Gayle R. at 705-848-7282.

Upper Rochester Falls, November 18, 2014

Photos by Astrid T. and Gayle R.
Eleven troopers led by Gayle hiked and showshoed to Upper Rochester Falls today.  It is too early in the season to get close to the falls, and with a windchill of -15C, we opted for lunch back in the shelter of the bush.  PHOTOS

Moose Lake Watershed, November 17, 2014

Commentary by Gayle R, photos by Paavo V.
17 hikers experienced winter wonderland on a leisure hike near the Moose Lake Watershed area.  Condtions were ideal for those who wanted to try out their snowshoes or hiking boots in fresh snow. PHOTOS